Monday, March 8, 2010

A break from running

Last Wednesday I ran 3 1/2 miles, at a decent pace for a pregnant lady, then I walked 3 miles. I received three phone calls that day telling me to slow down and two friends at the gym said the same thing. I complained to my husband that night. His response, "These people all care about you. Maybe you should pray about it." I did and the answer humbled me, "This baby is a miracle. How dare you jeopardize that?" I'm done running. I'll keep exercising, but force myself to keep it under control.

Have you ever had a time in your life when you were forced to slow down? How did you deal with it?


  1. Slowing down was also forced upon me while pregnant. I had a lot of pelvic pain (for various reasons), and had to stop running when I was about 5 months pregnant. It wasn't until about 9 months after having my baby that I've been able to run without intense pain...

    The slow-down has been tough - mentally. I feel like a wuss, even though I know that's not true. But I have been running again. Back in October, I ran a 5K in 33 minutes (which was WAAAY slower than my pre-pregnancy pace). Today, I ran another 5K in 31 minutes. Progress is slow, but it's happening. And it is requiring way too much patience. ;)

  2. I'm so proud of you for getting back into it. I know what you mean about feeling like a wuss. I'm also dying because I'm gaining so much weight!
    Good luck with your running and your baby. Thanks for stopping by the blog,

  3. Remember... you are supposed to gain weight...25-30 pounds is NORMAL...for those underweight closer to 35-40lbs!
    WALKING is GREAT...swimming or aqua classes might also be a good challenge...maybe some toning too....wish you could come to MOMMY AND ME!!!

  4. Wish I could say I was underweight. I've gained from 45-60 pounds with each pregnancy and I always workout. I actually had a lady from the gym say to me a few months after my second baby was born, "I've got to hand it to you. I never thought you could lose that weight. You didn't look pregnant. You looked enormous!"